Reminders

Work 2009

Work: 2009 Archive

Our quality of life is greatly impacted by our ability to access stable and dependable work.  A vibrant and diverse labour market is a must for any healthy community and helps to attract and developnew opportunities for employment.

Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

11-1 Employment Growth Growth is an indicator over time of how well a community is doing at absorbing new workers into the workforce, and of how attractive the community is to workers.

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 199719981999200020012 002200320042005200620072008
Waterloo Region1.163.094.692.170.951.213.51.455.310.6-0.44 2.32
Ontario2.413.063.363.21.881.783.011.661.291.481.56 1.42
Canada2.122.482.572.481.232.442.361.751.41.952.32 1.54

 Source: Employment levels from Statistics Canada CANSIM Tables 282-0053 

 

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11-2 The Employment Rate is an indicator of how well we are providing jobs for our workforce. 

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 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region6.55.85.66.25.75.95.15.75.25.5
Ontario7.26.35.86.37.16.96.86.66.36.4
Canada8.37.66.87.27.77.67.26.86.36
           
  2008 Jan.
2009
  Feb.
2009
 Mar.
2009
 Apr.
2009
 May
2009
 Jun.
2009
   
Waterloo Region66.966.2 65.1 65.4
65.1
64.764.7
   
Ontario 6362.361.861.761.66160.9   
Canada 63.162.662.261.96261.861.6   

 

Source: Statistics Canada.  Cansim Table 282-0053 & Labour Force Survey

 

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11-3 The Unemployment Rate is the percentage of the workforce that is unemployed and an indication of how fully we are absorbing those who want to work.

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 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region6.55.85.66.25.75.95.15.75.25.5
Ontario7.26.35.86.37.16.96.86.66.36.4
Canada8.37.66.87.27.77.67.26.86.36.0
           
 2008Jan
2009
Feb.
2009
Mar.
2009
Apr.
2009
May
2009
Jun.
2009
   
Waterloo Region7.97.89.19.610.19.99.9   
Ontario7.28.08.78.78.79.49.6   
Canada6.66.67.78.08.08.48.6   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source Statistics Canada.  Cansim Table 282-0053 & Labour Force Survey

 

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11-4 Participation Rate measures the proportion of the working age population that is working or looking for work.

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 Dec.
2008
Jan
2009
Feb.
2009
Mar.
2009
Apr.
2009
May
2009
Jun.
2009
Waterloo Region7372.372.372.472.471.871.8
Ontario67.967.667.867.567.467.367.3
Canada67.667.467.467.367.467.567.5

 

 

 

 

 

Source Statistics Canada. Labour Force Survey

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